An application for an £11 million aerospace college to be built at London Biggin Hill Airport has been submitted to Bromley Council.

The proposal is a partnership between London South East Colleges, Biggin Hill Airport and the Greater London Authority.

A new technology college is seen as a solution to a lack of aviation and aerospace engineers being developed.

London South East Colleges principal and CEO, Sam Parrett, said: "The aerospace and aviation industry is growing rapidly and we need to ensure we supply the pipeline of skills that are needed to help this continue.

"We very much hope to move forward with this project quickly, giving young people throughout the region the opportunity to follow a career pathway into this exciting industry."

Two public consultations were held over the proposals and the college is expected to open in 2021.

It is hoped the next wave of engineers, technicians and ground crew will be able to learn their craft in Biggin Hill if the plans are accepted.

Chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport, Andrew Walters, described it as a "state of the art facility".

He added: "As the fastest growing business aviation airport in the Europe, our focus is on inspiring and training the aerospace industry professionals of tomorrow.

"This new college will support our vision and we are excited about moving forward with what is a much-needed project."